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British Shorthair Cat Standard
WCF version from 01/01/2009


British shorthair cat, BRI

Body
The medium to large sized cat is muscular and cobby. Chest, shoulders and back are broad and massive. Legs are short and muscular; paws thick and round. The tail is medium long and thick with a rounded tip and reaches to the shoulders. The neck is short and strong.
 
Head
The head is rounded, massive, broad with a firm chin. The nose is short, broad and straight. The profile is curved (without any stop). Cheeks are full and pronounced. The large round whisker pads lend a distinct outline to the short muzzle.
 
Ears
The ears are medium in size, broad at the base, with slightly rounded tips. They are set wide apart.
 
Eyes
The eyes are large and round, set wide apart. Eye colour corresponds with coat colour.
 
Coat
The coat is short and very dense, not close lying. It stands away from the body like plush due to the sufficient undercoat. The texture is not woolly, it is crisp.
 
Colour varieties
All colours and colours with Siamese points without white are recognized. The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.
 
Faults
A profile with a stop.

Scale of points
Body
20 points
Head
30 points
Colour of the eyes
10 points
Coat texture
10 points
Coat length
15 points
Coat colour, pattern
10 points
Condition
5 points



British Longhair Cat Standard
WCF version from 01/01/2009


British longhair cat, BLH

Body
The medium to large sized cat is muscular and cobby. Chest, shoulders and back are broad and massive. Legs are short and muscular; paws thick and round. The tail is medium long and thick with a rounded tip and reaches to the shoulders. The neck is short and strong.
 
Head
The head is rounded, massive, broad with a firm chin. The nose is short, broad and straight. The profile is curved (without any stop). Cheeks are full and pronounced. The large round whisker pads lend a distinct outline to the short muzzle.
 
Ears
The ears are medium in size, broad at the base, with slightly rounded tips. They are set wide apart.
 
Eyes
The eyes are large and round, set wide apart. Eye colour corresponds with coat colour.
 
Coat - Length
The coat shall be long, smooth and very dense, with sufficient undercoat. It shall be crisp and not flat lying, it shall stand away from the body. A ruff and “knickerbockers” are desirable. The tail shall be bushy, well furnished and full to emphasize the cat’s beauty.
 
Coat - Texture
Rather coarse and crisp, but softer than that of British Shorthair. The coat texture may be different in colours other than blue.
 
Colour varieties
All colours and colours with Siamese points without white are recognized. The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.
 
Faults
A profile with a stop.

Scale of points
Body
20 points
Head
30 points
Colour of the eyes
10 points
Coat texture
10 points
Coat length
15 points
Coat colour, pattern
10 points
Condition
5 points

Recognized colour varieties of British Cat

COLOUR
EMS CODE
EYES COLOUR
White
BRI w
61, 62, 63, 67
Black
BRI n, a, b, c, d, e
62
Tortie
BRI f, g, h, j
62
Smoke
BRI ns, as, bs, cs, ds, es
62
BRI fs, gs, hs, js
62
Silver Shaded/Shell
BRI ns, as, bs, cs, ds, es - 11/12
*
BRI fs, gs, hs, js - 11/12
62
Golden Shaded/Shell
BRI ny, ay - 11/12
*
Tabby
BRI n, a, b, c, d, e - 22/23/24
62
BRI f, g, h, j - 22/23/24
62
Silver Tabby
BRI ns, as, bs, cs, ds, es - 22/23/24
62, 64
BRI fs, gs, hs, js - 22/23/24
62, 64
Golden Tabby
BRI ny, ay - 22/23/24
*
VAN / Harlequin / Bicolour
BRI n, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, j - 01/02
61, 62, 63
BRI n, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, j - 03
62
VAN / Harlequin / Bicolour - Smoke
BRI ns, as, bs, cs, ds, es, fs, gs, hs, js - 01/02
61, 62, 63
BRI ns, as, bs, cs, ds, es, fs, gs, hs, js - 03
62
VAN / Halrequin / Bicolour - Tabby
BRI n, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, j - 01/02 21
61, 62, 63
BRI n, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, j - 03 22/23/24
62
VAN / Harlequin / Bicolour
- Silver Tabby
BRI ns, as, bs, cs, ds, es, fs, gs, hs, js - 01/02 21
61, 62, 63, 64
BRI ns, as, bs, cs, ds, es, fs, gs, hs, js - 03 22/23/24
62, 64
Colourpoint
BRI n, a, b, c, d, e - 33
67
BRI f, g, h, j - 33
67
Tabby Colourpoint
BRI n, a, b, c, d, e - 21 33
67
BRI f, g, h, j - 21 33
67


Legend to EMS codes

Colour
Zonal hair colour
Point
w - white
11 - shaded
33 - Siamese pointed
n - black
12 - shell
 
a - blue
 
Eyes
b - chocolate
Pattern
61 - blue
c - lilac
21 - unspecified tabby
62 - orange
d - red
22 - blotched tabby
63 - odd eyes
e - cream
23 - mackerel tabby
f - black tortie
24 - spotted tabby
64 - green
g - blue tortie
 
67 - Siamese eye colour
h - chocolate tortie
Amount of white
j - lilac tortie
01 - Van
* green or green-blue, preferred green;
stroke tipping or pattern
s - silver/dymny
02 - harlequin
y - golden
03 - Bicolor
 
x - non-recognised variety